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The Grayzone is an independent news website dedicated to original investigative journalism and analysis on politics and empire. It was founded and is edited by award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal. From January 2016 to January 2018, AlterNet.org hosted the Grayzone Project (now simply The Grayzone). Since then, it has been independent.Source
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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory about Covid-19 escaping from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller. With US deaths from Covid-related complications peaking above 30,000, allies of President Donald Trump are taking their anti-China public relations blitz to new heights of absurdity, hoping to legitimize a conspiracy theory blaming a Chinese biological research lab for engineering the novel coronavirus. The theory points to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the culprit behind the pandemic,...

April 20, 2020
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NY Times Admits It Sends Stories to US Government for Approval Before Publication

NY Times Admits It Sends Stories to US Government for Approval Before Publication

The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publication. This confirms what veteran New York Times correspondents like James Risen have said: The American newspaper of record regularly collaborates with the US government, suppressing reporting that top officials don’t want made public. On June 15, the Times reported that the US government is escalating its cyber attacks on Russia’s power grid. According to the article, “the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy...

August 28, 2019
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Syrian journalist corrects the record on mainstream media’s absurd Idlib coverage

Syrian journalist corrects the record on mainstream media’s absurd Idlib coverage

Bashari criticizes international media’s coverage of the Syrian military’s efforts to retake Idlib province, the last territory in the country controlled by al-Qaeda affiliated extremist groups. He also discusses the intensification of the US-led economic war on Syria, and its devastating impact on the lives of average Syrians.Anya Parampil is a journalist based in Washington, DC. She has produced and reported several documentaries, including on-the-ground reports from the Korean peninsula, Palestine, Venezuela, and Honduras.Top PostsSearch The GrayzonePopular TopicsSubscribe to Mailing...

March 2, 2020
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How Joe Biden’s privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis

How Joe Biden’s privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis

While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this year, former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden has touted the crucial role he played in designing US mega-development and drug war campaigns that transformed the socio-political landscape of large swaths of Latin America. “I was one of the architects of Plan Colombia,” Biden boasted in a July 5 interview with CNN, referring to the multi-billion dollar US effort to end Colombia’s civil war with a massive surge of support for the country’s military. According to Biden, the plan was a panacea for Colombia’s...

February 25, 2020
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Introducing Pushback with Aaron Maté

Introducing Pushback with Aaron Maté

Very excited to launch my new show "Pushback with Aaron Maté" (), airing on The Grayzone (). If you want to support the show, become a patron here:— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate)Pushback is produced by Thomas Hedges.Watch Aaron’s first few segments below:Mueller mania worsens US-Russia conflictUS sanctions threaten ‘famine’ in Venezuela, leading economist warnsAaron Maté’s Questions for Mueller Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!....

July 23, 2019
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White Helmets Whitewash: founder’s death, OPCW scandal lift mask on al-Qaeda’s ally in Syria

White Helmets Whitewash: founder’s death, OPCW scandal lift mask on al-Qaeda’s ally in Syria

We speak to The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal, whose reporting has exposed the White Helmets’ ties to jihadists groups and its use as a PR tool for Western military intervention in Syria.“We don’t know if there’s a cover-up around his [Le Mesurier’s] death — I can’t go that far,” Blumenthal says. “The real cover-up is around his life, as he’s being celebrated everywhere from the Guardian to the New York Times as this heroic figure, this kind of Gandhi of conflict stabilization; when his legacy is actually very dark and stained with blood.”Guest: Max Blumenthal, Editor of The Grayzone and author...

March 10, 2020
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HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

The Huffington Post has relied on Western government officials and organizations funded by Western governments to viciously smear anti-war academics as “useful idiots” of Russia, claiming they are being “used” by the Kremlin.Ironically, HuffPost UK has done this while its own editor-in-chief actively collaborates with the British Ministry of Defense in a program that censors journalism on behalf of “UK military and intelligence operations,” in order to protect “national security” interests.HuffPost UK published a hit piece by reporter and senior editor Chris York on January 29 that hearkens...

February 11, 2020
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Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts | The Grayzone

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts | The Grayzone

The Donald Trump administration is ramping up its information war against Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. And it has enlisted social media platforms as weapons in its assault on these top regime-change targets.In the first two weeks of January, Twitter suspended dozens of accounts run by real, live people — not bots — in Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. Those erased from the website included heads of state, numerous state institutions, media outlets, and many average people who do not work for their governments.The supreme leader of Iran, president of Syria, and leader of Venezuela’s National...

January 13, 2020
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Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria | The Grayzone

Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria | The Grayzone

While the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill was authored in the spirit of beating back a pandemic, buried deep within its text is a stipend for the US State Department operations dedicated to carrying out foreign interventions that have contributed to the outbreak of preventable diseases like polio in Syria and Pakistan.Passed unanimously by Congress this March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $250 million for the State Department to implement “economic, security, and stabilization” activities through an . Earmarked for activities through...

April 16, 2020
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Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy

Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy

The streets of Honduras were filled with protesters and clouds of tear gas as the month of June began. The national police fanned out through the country to crush the protests with heavy-handed tactics at the direction of President Juan Orlando Hernández, the US-supported neoliberal leader who won power in elections marred by documented fraud. As the protests peaked, fire was set to the doors of the American embassy in the capital, Tegucigalpa, in an apparent act of retribution against the United States for its role in propping up the widely unpopular president. It was a striking act of...

June 21, 2019
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